Serving others is integral to life at First Pres. Serving others brings us together and helps us build relationships. Serving others increases our faith. Serving others brings joy, as we receive blessing after blessing by witnessing God at work. Nearly every program and ministry needs people to volunteer.
For starters, here are some people to contact to get connected:
Katy Allen, at : children’s ministries; Sunday School; Kids Connect; family events
Pastor TC Anderson, at : student (youth) ministries and activities; community interest/activity groups for adults
Pastor Judy Hockenberry, at : outreach (mission); congregational care (Stephen Ministry, deacons - helping with communion, visits, cards, etc.); worship assistance
Pastor Alex Lang, at : adult education
Adam Hendrickson, at : choirs, handbell choir, instrumentalists, music (voice or instrument)
Beth Johnson, at : nursery help
Debbie Walter, at : office and administrative help
Serving as a Church Officer
The Session is the governing body of the church. The Session of First Presbyterian Church of Arlington Heights is made up of 21 ruling elders. The Session is responsible for the life and ministry of First Presbyterian Church. The Session’s goals currently center on building community, serving others, creating inspiring worship, encouraging faith development, and being good stewards of God’s resources.
These activities make up the work of the committees of the church, which help with the following ministries: providing varied, enriching worship experiences and administering the sacraments (baptism and communion); offering Christian education for all ages; reaching out to local, national, and international communities through mission; creating community-building fellowship opportunities; and encouraging good stewardship of time, talent, and financial resources.
Board of Deacons
The deacons of First Presbyterian Church work actively in a variety of ways to serve the needs of the congregation. All members and friends of First Pres are invited to join in one or more of the deacon ministries. Click on the first link below to check out the Ministry Team volunteer job descriptions. Click on the second link to sign up to help in one or more areas. Click on the third link to sign up to be a Sunday morning greeter!
Board of Trustees
Trustees at First Presbyterian Church are responsible for the ownership and maintenance of all church property and for the preparation and maintenance of church financial records.
The trustees are organized into four teams:
Facilities & Property
This team handles building matters, such as heating, cooling, electrical, and plumbing systems. From roof replacements to parking lot resurfacing, this group keeps our facility safe and well maintained.
Grounds & Landscaping
This team is primarily responsible for our beautiful gardens, including the Memorial Prayer Garden. Coordinating with a variety of volunteers, as well as vendors, they work hard to ensure First Presbyterian Church’s grounds are attractive.
Equipment & Furnishings
This team oversees matters ranging from carpet and furniture to the appliances in our kitchens. Ensuring we have the correct equipment to meet our programming needs is one of this team’s key objectives.
Finance & Offerings
This team has been charged with making sure all funds collected are secure and properly recorded. Each trustee has a role helping to secure our offerings, under the oversight of this subcommittee.